HI! Thought I would drop in. I like the feel of this forum vs some o fthe road forums where saving a gram or two is paramount. Well, a gram or two is what Im trying to shave, but not off equipment, off the motor.
I live outside Tampa, in sunny, but right now cold, Florida. I have the good fortune to live 2 miles from the Suncoast Trail so that's a great thing.
Until recently I have been humping a Trek 3700 MTB up and down the trail and frankly, its a pain. I've wanted a true road bike for a while and just bought a 2006 or so Specialized Allez Sport (triple). I cant wait to get it out on the trail! It's been about 50 degrees and rainy for the last week, naturally, since I have a new bike.
I used to do 15 miles loops, at about 13mph, taking me about 45 minutes to an hour, and just running my new toy around the block, I can tell I'm going to eat up a lot more pavement!
So that's me, in a nutshell, a large 270lb nutshell. I'll put out some "THANKS!" in advance, since Im sure I'll have a lot of questions as I go slong.